DOD Qiagen Gets $600K From US DoD to Ramp up COVID-19 Test Kit, Reagent Manufacturing The funds will be used to expand manufacturing capacity of enzymatic reagents and reagent kits at Qiagen's Beverly, Massachusetts, location. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. Renalytix AI Lands US Government Contract for Kidney Disease Test The firm said that the contract covers early-stage kidney disease testing that can be provided by more than 140 US government departments, agencies, and affiliates. For the Unknown Soldiers The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. Feb 11, 2021 Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium Dec 29, 2020 Cepheid Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for US Department of Defense Coronavirus Test Oct 13, 2020 Cue Health Receives $481M From DoD to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity Jul 28, 2020 HHS, DoD Award $7.6M to Hologic to Boost Production of Coronavirus Testing Consumables Nov 4, 2019 Ovarian Cancer Omics Consortium Receives $500K DoD Grant for Early Detection Biomarker Discovery Sep 26, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Lands $2M DOD Contract to Develop Rapid Diagnostics Sep 13, 2019 BARDA Contract Win, Unprecedented CMS Incentive Expected to Catalyze T2 Biosystems Growth Premium Jul 11, 2019 APOLLO Project Launching Prospective Proteogenomic Trial, Expanding Cancer Analyses Premium Jun 19, 2018 US Department of Defense Awards GeneCapture $1M Contract Oct 31, 2017 DoD Awards $10M to Consortium to ID New TB Drug Targets Oct 19, 2017 US Air Force Studying Impact of Exome Sequencing in Routine Care Oct 19, 2017 Air Force Sequencing Study to Inform Broader Genomic Medicine Implementation Among Service Members Premium Jul 13, 2017 Berg, DoD Using AI Platform to Ready Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer Premium Apr 19, 2017 MeMed Awarded $9.2M DoD Contract Mar 6, 2017 Jackson Lab Wins DoD Grant to Develop Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Classification Method Jan 4, 2017 GenomeWeb Index Falls 3 Percent in 2016; Genmark Leads Gainers as PacBio Drops Dec 14, 2016 Parabon NanoLabs Using DoD Contract to Develop Software to Streamline Forensic DNA Analysis Premium Oct 17, 2016 Exact Sciences Gets Coverage from DoD for Cologuard Screening Test Jul 26, 2016 APOLLO Initiative Aims to Make Proteogenomics Routine Part of Cancer Treatment at VA, DoD Premium Feb 18, 2016 Kailos Expands Partnership With US DoD on Genetic Identification for Counter-Terrorism Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.